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I was looking at former Golden Flashes playing overseas, and I noticed one unusual combination...Derek Jackson is playing in Austria, with the Redwell Gunners Oberwalt. He's averaging 12.3 points per game over the first 4 games.

Leading his team at 18 ppg is Akron grad Quincy Diggs
Chris Evans is on the roster for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. They haven't started their season yet. Last year he played on Givova Scafati in the Italian Series A2, playing just 10 games but putting up 21 ppg

And noticed:

"Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Christopher Evans (203-100kg-91, college: Kent State). He played last season at Givova Scafati Basket in Italian A2 Silver. In 10 games he had very impressive stats: 21.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.5apg and 2.4spg. Evans also played at Lighthouse (A2 Gold) in Italian league that season. In 9 games he recorded 13.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MAC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Evans was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Greece (Aiolos Trikallon).
Evans attended Kent State until 2013 and it will be his third season as a professional player."
The last I see Tyree Evans playing is 2013-2014 with Once Caldas de Manizales in a Columbia League. 20.8ppg.
Nate Gerwig has been playing for the BSW Sixers Sandersdorf team in Germany. 5.5 rpg, 4.5 ppg in 2014-2015. I don't see him on the roster for the season starting this month
Craig Brown is on the roster of BC Boncourt Red in Switzerland. They've played one game this year and he scored 16 points on 50% shooting, so he's close to matching his point total for all of last season with KSU
Carlton Guyton is on the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha team in Germany's ProA league. After 3 games this year, he's leading his team with 18ppg. Last year with the same team, Carlton led the team in scoring with 12ppg. Last year, Gotha made it to the league semifinals
Devereaux Manley is also in Austria, on the Gmunden Basket Swans, in the Austrian A league. They've just played 4 games and he has 8.5ppg. This team in 0-4 this year, but last year played in the league semifinals.
Last year, Mark Henniger played on the Floriana Café del Mar team in Malta. No roster listed yet for this year
Randall Holt played last year on the Weissenhorn Youngstars in the German ProB league. He led his team with 19.4 ppg on 53% shooting. Don't see him on a team yet this year, though the season has started

Last year, he was 2nd team all-league in the ProB league, and was 6th in ppg for the league.
Haminn Quaintance played last year for Al Najma in Bahrain. They don't publish a lot of stats
Bryson Pope is playing in France again. He played 2013-2014 with Cognac Charente (2.7 ppg). For 2015-2016, he's on Caen Basket Calvados in the NM1 league, 2 points in 2 games so far.
Anthony Simpson played last season in Luxembourg, for Etzella Ettelbruck, leading his team with 17.9 ppg. He was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Simpson received also Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Center of the Year award in 2013. He's not on any roster this year.
Blake Vedder is signed with a Spanish team: "Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda (EBA) agreed terms with 24-year old American center Blake Vedder. He just graduated from Kent State University (NCAA). But in 7 games he had only 1.0ppg last season. As mentioned above Vedder is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro." His team hasn't played yet this year
Saudi basketball stats are hard to find - I see Rashad Woods played at Al Fateh in 2014-2015 but can't find any stats.

"Al Fateh Al Hasa (Premier League) inked 29-year old American swingman Rashad Woods (197-100kg-86, college: Kent State). He played most recently at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention.

The previous (13-14) season Woods played at Al Qadsia (D1) in Kuwaiti league. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Kuwait League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Part of previous (12-13) season Woods spent at U.S. Monastir (Division I) in Tunisian league. He also played at Al Ittihad (Superleague) in Egypt that season. Woods won IBL championship title in 2010.

He is a very experienced player. Woods has played also professionally in Cyprus, PBL (Lawton Ft.SC), Saudi Arabia (Al Ansar and Al Nahda), Peru (Real Club), ABA (Houston R.S.) and IBA (Schenectady L.).
He attended Kent State until 2009 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Woods' game is described as: Rashad Woods is a very Strong G/F, an athletic player that has a mid range game, 3 point shooting threat and can finish extremely well at the basket. He is a good defender and he can defend 1-4 positions.He plays the game the way it's supposed to be played, hard and all out, on both ends. At 6'5" he is an high flyer the loves to dunk and rebound."

But I did notice that Al Fateh just signed another MAC alumni:

"Al Fateh Al Hasa (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American center Zeke Marshall. He played most recently at Sagesse in Lebanese Division A. In only one game he had 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks last season. Marshall also played at Hubo Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium that season. In 13 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 3.0rpg.

Marshall played in the final of Dubai International Tournament.

The previous (13-14) season he played at Maine Red Claws in D-League. In 40 games he averaged 5.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.7bpg in 2013-14 season. Great year indeed as he was voted to USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 2nd Team. The other team Marshall played shortly was Yulon Luxgen in Taiwanese league. In four SBL games he averaged 12.8ppg and 4.0rpg in 2013-14 season. He also spent pre-season at Slask (TBL) in Polish league that year. He received All-MAC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013 at his college time.
Marshall graduated from University of Akron in 2013 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Strong interior defender and dominate shot-blocker...boasts a 7-foot-5 wingspan and wears a size 18 shoe."
Last season, Jay Youngblood played in Lebanon - United Byblos Amchit. He led the team with 24.3 ppg, good for 5th highest ppg in the league


"Byblos (Division A) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American shooting guard Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent State). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 32 Division A games he was third best scorer with impressive 24.3ppg and averaged 4.8rpg, 5.1apg (top 5) and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Youngblood's team won Lebanese Cup in 2012. He represented USA at the West Asia Basketball Championships in Amman (Jordan) this year.

Youngblood is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart, Furstenfeld Panthers and Kapfenberg Bulls), Poland (Swiecie), Lebanon (Anibal and Champville) and IBL (Cuyahoga FC).

Youngblood attended Kent State until 2006 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

He could be described: Is a versatile player that can play at either of the wing positions, or can play at the four in Kent State's system ... Is a complete all-around player and a proven winner, having played in back-to-back junior college national championships ... Has the ability to create his own shot, rebound and finish."
Just noticed Nate Reinking listed as one of the Cav's coaches in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas - he was an assistant coach for the Cav's D-league Canton Charge last year
The new season just started, but Khaliq Spicer is playing with KK Tajfun Sentjur in the Slovenian Liga NovaKBM. It's just been 4 games, but he's leading his team in scoring (13.0) and rebounding (8.5)
Chris Ortiz - "Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) signed American power forward Chris Ortiz (204-PF). He just graduated from Kent University (NCAA).
As mentioned above Ortiz is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro." though I don't see him in the box scores for the first couple of games.
Carlton Guyton is still playing in Germany's Loewen Braunschwieg team in the top German league. He's the starting Shooting Guard, with 8.4ppg...

"Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL) signed 26-year old American guard Carlton Guyton (193-90, college: Kent State). He has played for the last two seasons at BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProA). In 35 games he had 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Guyton was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in seventh round (108th overall).
He attended Kent State and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Guyton's team won MAC East Division Regular Season in 2011. He was also voted All-MAC Sixth Man of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Guyton has played also professionally in Sweden (White Eagles) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks).
He could be described: Carlton 'Scootie' is very athletic player, can play on playmaker and small guard positions. Great scorer and assistant. Strong in duel with superb ball control. Excellent in transitions and fastbreaks. Makes clever desicions on ball transfers, needs a little space to create nice moves. Valuable player!."
Randall Holt is the starting Point Guard with the Dresden Titans in the German 2nd-level ProA league, 20.4 ppg in 7 games.
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